Lena Olive Smith, president of the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP, wrote to President Lotus Coffman to protest the removal of John Pinkett Jr. from Pioneer Hall because he was African American. She notes that the dormitory is tax-payer supported, and condemns the discrimination, labeling it as “unsavory.”
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